Larry Fitzgerald funds #BestSchoolDay requests from Minneapolis schools
Character Counts | March 11, 2016 6:59 am
Larry Fitzgerald’s generosity helps out 20 Minneapolis schools.
Giants RB Jennings surprises mother with house
Character Counts | March 9, 2016 12:41 pm
It’s not uncommon to see an athlete take care of their parents once they reach the professional level. That does not make it any less special, though.
Lionel Messi makes sure child gets to wear a real jersey
Character Counts | February 25, 2016 12:45 pm
For a kid, there are few things quite like wearing a replica jersey of your favorite player, and in this case that is Lionel Messi’s No. 10.
Arizona Sports Character Counts scholarship winner announced
Character Counts | February 16, 2016 5:59 pm
The winner of the Arizona Sports Character Counts $10,000 scholarship courtesy of Parker & Sons Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is Madison O’ Neal!
There are more important things for John Wall than basketball
Character Counts | February 15, 2016 10:43 am
When Washington Wizards All Star point guard John Wall has a bad night on the court, he knows there are a lot more people in world that have it worse off than he does.
Wrestler’s first loss becomes highlight moment for opponent with Down syndrome
Character Counts | January 29, 2016 11:56 am
Massachusetts high school wrestler Deven Schuko didn’t see his first loss as a big deal.
Gainsville policeman returns to hoops game with Shaq as backup
Character Counts | January 27, 2016 7:00 am
A group of Gainsville kids were playing basketball in the street last week when police were called because of a disturbance complaint.
Tennis player pauses match to aid injured ballgirl
Character Counts | January 20, 2016 11:12 am
Apparently, the ballgirl was hit in the nose by an errant serve, and as you can imagine, that hurt.
Blair Walsh receives encouragement from first-graders, visits to say thanks
Character Counts | January 14, 2016 8:00 am
Not many people had a worse Sunday than Blair Walsh. The Minnesota Vikings kicker missed a 27-yard game-winning field goal that is the next chapter for a tortured fanbase.
Character Counts Finalist
- Horizon's Kody Huff more than a rising baseball star
- Campo Verde's Kanani Hiapo thrives on volleyball court, in the classroom
- Raymond S. Kellis sophomore Chase Weaver balances leadership roles in sports, church
- Westwood's Brianna Anderson makes big differences with little actions
- Marcos de Niza kicker Krysten Muir using football success to build up others
- Arcadia High School's Grant Loftin leads in lacrosse and beyond
- Williams Field High School junior Lindsay O'Driscoll finds time to help others
- Scottsdale Christian's Christina Clark has dreams, reality of helping others
- Golf, piloting and helping others are Brody Burnell's passions
- Teddy bear drive, speeches help Emery Miller inspire children to overcome adversity